Spanish Towns: San Pedro del Pinatar

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Spanish Town: San Pedro del Pinatar Location: South east Spain, in the province of Murcia, at the southern edge of the Valencia Region, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Mar Menor. (San Pedro del Pinatar, Murcia – Google Maps) (Little house on the beach… not really sure what it’s for!) (Old windmill) (Promenade + mud […]

How to learn Spanish: the four pillars

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Believe me, there are no secret formulas or shortcuts on how to learn Spanish. There are only three true facts: 1. The more you practice the better you get. 2. Little practice, little improvement. 3. No practice, no improvement at all. As simple as: 1 + 1 = 2 0 + 0 = 0 I […]

Spanish Towns: Torre de la Horadada

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Spanish Town: La Torre de la Horadada Location: South-Eastern Spain (25 minutes away from Torrevieja) along the Mediterranean Sea. (Torre de la Horadada, Alicante – Google Maps) (Beach next to the watchtower) (Another view) (Watchtower) (Club Náutico) SPANISH TOWNS: TORRE DE LA HORADADA Brief History: La Torre de la Horadada (called “La Torre” by the […]

Spanish Towns: Monteagudo Castle

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Spanish Town: Monteagudo Monument’s Name: Monteagudo Castle Location: South-Eastern Spain, in the small town of Monteagudo (Murcia). (Monteagudo, Murcia – Google Maps) (Picture taken by me in November 2013) (A closer view of the castle using the previous picture) (A much closer view – not taken by me) (Monteagudo Castle back view) (Monteagudo Castle side […]

5 wrong “facts” about Spain

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Today I’m going to share with you 5 wrong “facts” about Spain, but before I’d like to tell you why it’s been almost three months without publishing a single article in my blog. Make a guess: a) I’ve been busy doing lots of translations. b) I’ve been busy doing lots of useless things in my […]

David vs. Spanish Residency (Round 2)

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Around 8 months ago I wrote David vs. Spanish Residency (Round 1) to try to clarify some doubts. It’s time for round 2! A BRIEF REFRESHIn early 2013 some of my clients asked me whether the Spanish residency must be renewed after 5 years. They were not sure as they were told by somebody that […]

Spanish Christmas Lottery

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Wanna be real Spanish? Then, you gotta buy some Spanish Christmas lottery. Now it’s the time. People have already got crazy about it! IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE… SPANISH CHRISTMAS LOTTERY In Spain there’s a big tradition with this particular lottery: the Christmas one, called in Spanish “Lotería de Navidad” (Christmas = Navidad) […]

How can I improve my Spanish?

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You may have said to yourself many times: “how can I improve my Spanish?”. And perhaps you have tried numerous systems and methods… and you feel that there has been almost no progress. In my opinion, learning a foreign language is not an easy task. It takes tons of patience and dedication, and sometimes a […]

The two extra salaries in Spain

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It’s been two months since I wrote my last article, and today I will blame Denmark and Sweden! Just kidding, these lovely countries have nothing to do with my laziness. I visited both about a month and a half ago: wonderful places with interesting and different life styles in comparison with Spain. I forgot it […]

Life in Spain through Irish eyes

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I was last week in Germany working as an interpreter at an international fair. And guess what it was: cold, cold and more cold! My flight was Alicante-Amsterdam-Cologne. It was like jumping from our Spanish April to December in a few hours. The return trip was the other way around, like travelling from the North […]